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OVERVIEW OF POSITION

Action Against Hunger is a leading organization globally focused on eradication of hunger and malnutrition. One of the key areas of expertise for Action Against Hunger is to promote healthy behaviours, which leads to reduction of hunger and subsequently malnutrition in children less than 5 years of age. Social Behaviour Change Communication is crucial for the preventative side of addressing malnutrition. As part of PINS and wider programming, Action Against Hunger wants to develop in house competencies and tools for SBCC, as well as to support partners, including GoP, to develop similarly.

The position will work closely with technical teams of PINS to provide technical oversight as well as managerial support for SBCC and social mobilization for the smooth implementation of the PINS program.  The position will be responsible for development and/or adaptation of SBCC approaches and materials to the context of Sindh in strong consultation with relevant government bodies to be used for communal awareness with regards to malnutrition. This may include pretesting, creative concept testing, translation and development of SBCC media, messages and materials adapted for use in the context of Sindh. The position will also be responsible for creating harmonization with the SBCC strategies of partners, Provincial Nutrition Cell Sindh and Action Against Hunger.  This position will make sure that lesson learned and case studies are continuously used for development of SBCC strategy.  

OBJECTIVES

Objective 1

To support Health and Nutrition

Tasks & responsibilities

·         To technically support the field-based Program Managers (PMs) and teams towards planning and implementing program activities in compliance with Action Against Hunger protocols and position papers, national guidelines, and Health and Nutrition cluster recommendations. Program activities include (but are not limited to) CMAM, IYCF approaches, Nutrition surveys, Coverage surveys, rapid nutrition assessments, Reproductive Maternal Newborn and Childhood Illness management, Health System Strengthening,  socio-cultural assessments, KAP surveys, etc.

·         To plan, prepare and, when needed, directly support/execute technical assessments (taking in to account ACF integration approach with thematic sectors), data analysis, and ensure timely results reporting is submitted to line management and findings disseminated. Note that Methodology and reports has to be validated by Technical advisor at HQ.

·         To attend national level technical forum, while ensuring that field technical teams attend the /provincial/district level forums-, working groups, workshops and strategic think tanks relevant to the Health and Nutrition department and Action Against Hunger program activities.

·         To ensure that all Health and Nutrition programs are designed and managed on the basis of logical frameworks and plans for expenditure and procurement. Validate technical approaches and methodologies used in the field according to latest Action Against Hunger and government guidelines.

·         To work with the Field Coordinator and MEAL team in identifying needs, gaps, priority areas and appropriate interventions in locations where Action Against Hunger works and in new locations in the mission country.

·         When possible, to ensure integration of Health and Nutrition program activities with other thematic departments.

·         To support the development of the annual mission’s strategy in line with the Action Against Hunger International Strategic Plan 2010-2015, Action Against Hunger -France strategic plan, and context needs.

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Objective 2

To lead behaviour change communication within nutrition specific programming of PINS

Tasks & responsibilities

·         Conduct analysis of BCC needs and current strategies (landscape analysis)

·         Develop specific messages and techniques across different levels of implementation

·         Support adoption of these messages/ tools by wider stakeholders

·         Represent ACF and participate in BCC discussions

·         Develop toolkits for SBCC and define a well elaborated strategy, set of activities that are well understood by the relevant partners.

·         Lead development of related IEC incorporating the feedback from local communities, government bodies, partners I/NGOs and research institutes.

·         Conduct follow up trainings internally and across partners on SBCC

·         Work closely with MEAL team to ensure regular and timely monitoring and reporting of SBCC data and responsive feedback to improve program performance.

Objective 3

To support wider organisational oversight of BCC and social approaches

Tasks & responsibilities

·         Mainstream SBCC into tools such as surveys, M&E, PSDs, strategies

·         Support development of Communications and Visibility Plans

·         Support resource mobilisation related to BCC

Objective 4 (Gender)

To ensure inclusion across departmental functions and within/by the team

Tasks & responsibilities

·          Support mission level qualification for gender marker;

·          Encourage inclusion within recruitment, training and promotion;

·          Ensure inclusion within departmental planning, implementation and reporting;

INTERNAL & EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIP

Internal

Under the guidance of

DCD

In coordination with

CD, SMT, PINS COP

Line manager of

N/A

Technical manager of

N/A

External

NGO/ INGO

PINS partners, other organisations working in Sindh

Donors

EU, other potential donors

Government of Pakistan

AAP, Provincial counterparts, liaison counterparts

International

EU as required, ACF counterparts

Other

Research bodies

REPORTING RESPONSIBILITIES

Internal National

Monthly reports for PINS and other provincial initiatives/projects;

BCC update reports

Internal Global

N/A

External

Donor reporting;

Required reports for GoP.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Mandatory

·         Master's degree in relevant field. Minimum 08 years of overall experience with 05 years in relevant field in development sector OR Bachelor's degree in relevant field with minimum 10 years overall experience with 06 years in relevant field in development sector

·         Good written and verbal communication in English;

·         Good interpersonal skills

·         Proven expertise in development of strategies and related trainings for BCC

·         Good resource and time management skills

·         Ability to work in a complex structure across partnerships

·         Ability to work independently and with self-motivation

·         Computer literate, knowledge of MS Word and Excel required

·         Willingness to travel frequently

Preference

·         Experience in social reviews of wider organizational approaches

·         Previous experience working in Sindh

·         Experience within a large national or international organization;

·         Experience working in development projects

·         Experience managing partners/consortiums

·         Experience working on nutrition programs

COMPETENCIES

(1 being lowest, 4 being highest)

 

Team work (Level 3)

 

Organisation and planning (Level 3)

 

Analysis and resolution of problems and conflict (Level 2)

 

Adaptability and flexibility (Level 3)

 

Motivation (Level 4)

 

Resistance to pressure, and capacity to deal with difficult situations (Level 2)

 

Results orientation (Level 3)

 

Effective and synthetic Communication (Level 4)

 

Job Details

Total Positions:
1 Post
Job Shift:
First Shift (Day)
Job Type:
Full Time/Permanent
Department:
Nutrition
Job Location:
Gender:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Bachelors
Degree Title:
Bachelor's degree in relevant field with minimum 10 years overall experience with 06 years in relevant field in development sector
Career Level:
Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:
8 Years (Minimum 08 years of overall experience with 05 years in relevant field in development sector)
Apply Before:
Aug 19, 2018
Posting Date:
Aug 10, 2018
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